“Kungsleden (King’s Trail) is a hiking trail in northern Sweden, approximately 440 kilometres (270 mi) long, between Abisko in the north and Hemavan in the south. It passes through, near the southern end, the Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve, one of the largest protected areas in Europe.” That’s what Wikipedia told me when I looked up Emelie Forsbergs project. Mosquitos, just dense forests, rain and running through a green hell for 5 days. Sounds tempting?!
But covering her FKT attempt in stills and moving pics was actually one of my best “jobs” so far, felt more than holidays actually.
Nice mountains, different terrain all time, awesome views, great star-hotel like huts (“Fjellstations), never ending light with the midnight sun, funny company, rewarding conversations, excellent food and the whole day out moving.
And Emelie did very well in her “home territory”. Of course, doing 450km in less than 5 days is a rough challenge, you have to be mentally and physically strong. The trail never forgives any weakness. It’s quite a long hike/run to the next outlet. And there are no other chances. Keep on moving or stay somewhere overnight being eaten by mosquitos. You decide. That’s the great thing if you do your own project and not “just” run a race. It’s all up to you. All…
After 4 days and 21 hours Emelie arrived in Hemavan – new FKT! Hulalala…

Thx Emelie, Pep, Erik, Mireia and Lymbus for the great week!